Thursday, July 17, 2008

Zito in Visual Slang 2008

For years one of the cool things of working on the LES was Zito's space on Ludlow Street. Outside his gallery there was always art on the street -- mostly portraits on a variety of found materials. Zito always welcomed my students into his oasis. Along with so much of the LES, Zito's space has been a casualty of gentrification, and I miss it. But through August, a series of his work can be viewed on the walls inside the first floor of the Abrons Arts Center. All are painted in hi-gloss enamel on found materials.

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